Lindsay Lohan bails on Barbara Walters interview

In this May 9, 2012 photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan at the A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York. Lohan will star as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie "Liz & Dick." Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop, police said. The 26-year-old actress was arrested at 2:25 a.m. as she left a nightclub at the Dream Hotel on 16th Street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, police said. They said no alcohol was involved. Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket and will have to appear in court at a later date. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey, file) Kristina Bumphrey

Lindsay Lohan won't be sitting down with Barbara Walters after all.

The actress was supposed to be interviewed for a "20/20" segment on ABC set to air on Nov. 16, but has since bowed out of the appearance.

"We are disappointed that Lindsay cancelled the interview and wish her well," a rep at ABC told TMZ.

Lohan was slated to promote her upcoming Lifetime movie, "Liz & Dick," but an insider told Deadline that her flack didn't like the direction ABC wanted to take in the interview.

Specifically, according to TMZ, Walters wanted to get personal with Lohan just as the veteran newswoman knows how. A source said the ABC journalist had planned to ask Lohan about recent allegations she lied to police involving her June car accident.

Lohan is said to be upset that her press folks at Rogers & Cowan canceled on Walters.

The 26-year-old actress portrays Elizabeth Taylor in "Liz & Dick," which premieres Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

See Lohan in a trailer for the film:

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